Synopsis:A twenty minute Technicolour film shot during the last few months before the Company's staff left Abadan in October 1951. It gives a vivid impression of the oilfields and the life led by the Company's British and Persian employees.
16:02:25 Zagros mountains aerials
16:03:30 Goats on hills and mountain pans
16:04:15 Geologists / Surveyors and local assistants, working in and around campsite
16:06:16 Sign 'Danger - Well Drilling In ...'
16:06:20 Derrick and workers drilling
16:08:25 Slow pans of mountains and a bridge, and new buildings
16:09:05 Men inspecting cylindrical tank
16:10:00 Quick shot of old cars
16:10:15 Aerials of various terrain following the pipeline until it reaches Abadan
16:12:30 Aerial of Abadan, including jettys and tankers
16:13:25 Life outside refinery; traffic, streets, shops, shoppers, cars, motorbikes, market stalls
16:14:30 Large gardens, children dancing and singing at school with teachers
16:16:15 People swimming, playing volleyball, tennis (very quick shots) and horse racing
16:17:25 More gvs of Abadan refinery, sign 'Danger - No Smoking on this Road'
16:17:30 People walking to work/college
16:18:28 Man getting in tractor
16:18:40 Students reading in open area
16:19:20 Various tanks, pipes and flame gvs of refinery
16:20:05 Rearview of British Justice tanker at dock
16:20:35 Smoking chimneys and Abadan at dusk